After having presented an almost final format Citroen now China raises the curtain on its first crossover guy. The Citroen C3-XR platform derived from the model of the same name and is presented in this market as a brother of the Peugeot 2008 mechanical and platform sharing.
At the Beijing Motor Show last year Citroen presented the C-XR Concept a product ahead us how it would be the first crossover of the French brand which for the moment it was announced that it would only be a unique model for the Chinese market.
Powered by Dongfeng Motor Group ie the Chinese company "rescued" a PSA of financial collapse the French brand introduced in the Hall of Guangzhou to the final version. It is called C3-XR and is the equivalent of the Peugeot Citroen 2008 model with which it shares many elements in principle the platform.
This crossover has a length of 4262 mm width 1748 1455 high and a wheelbase of 2655 mm. The trunk has 357 liters and its weight in running order equipment varies between 1200 and 1270 kg.
Presents a design that combines several styles for example on the side a few lines of C-Elysee are on the doors later we see a similarity to C4 Aircross while the rear gets is the least product staff however well it could intermarry -a what lejos- with DS4.
Inside we see a carrier who drinks a lot of other products of the French group especially knobs knobs and buttons. For example automatic climate control commands are the same sedan produced in Spain the parking brake is exactly the same in 2008 as well as find a button on / off identical to the Lounge of Argentina C4 production or also the Peugeot 508. in other words it is a small sample of spare PSA.
In China it will be marketed with four trim levels: Fashion Pioneer Smart and Flagship. Standard is in all versions: front and side airbags ABS + EBD brakes parking sensors electric pack Bluetooth connectivity among others.
As progress is made in the range more generous equipment begin to appear may have: curtain airbags traction and stability control traction system extended Grip Control backup camera multimedia seven-inch touch screen browser satellite automatic climate control keyless entry system ignition button Start & Stop system leather upholstery panoramic sunroof front seats with massager etc.
Mechanically uses two drivers both known of other products of PSA Group. The first is a 1587 cc with multipoint injection and variable valve timing VTi dual overhead camshafts and 16 valves. It pays out 117 horsepower at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 150 Nm at 4200 laps.
The 1.6 is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a sequential automatic option four. The maximum speed declared by factory is 186 km / h (179 in the automatic) and the combined consumption meanwhile is 6.9 (7.3) liters per 100 kilometers.
The second meanwhile is a 1598 cc with multipoint injection and variable valve VVT double overhead cam twin-scroll turbocharging and cover 16 valves. It pays out 167 horsepower at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 245 Nm between 1400 and 4000 rpm.
This mechanism of Citroen C3-XR is associated exclusively to a sequential automatic transmission of six relations. The maximum speed declared by factory is 209 km / h while the average consumption is 6.2 liters per 100 km.
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